The Huntington Town Board, and Astoria Bank, which is the Chief Sponsor of the Huntington Tulip Festival, will recognize the winners of the 2015 Tulip Festival Photo Contest at tonight’s town board meeting. First place and a $150 award check will go to Amanda Camps of Medford for her photo, "Peach Princess." Second place and the $100 prize will be awarded to Steven Selles of Huntington for "Tulip Rhapsody" and third place and the $50 prize goes to Frank O’Brien of Huntington Station for "Water for Tulips." Frank O’Brien’s daughters, Bonnie Wojcik and Kate Carey, will accept on behalf of their father, who passed away in January 2016. An Honorable Mention with a $25 goes to Mary Ruppert of Huntington for “Resting Among the Tulips.”
The Huntington Tulip Festival is a FREE, family-oriented festival featuring thousands of tulips, booths with activities for children and live entertainment sponsored by the Town of Huntington and Chief Sponsor, Astoria Federal Savings. This year's festival will take place on Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Huntington's Heckscher Park.
The 2016 tulip festival photo contest is open to any photographer, amateur or professional. All entries must be un-mounted, 8" X 10" photographic color prints. A maximum of two entries per photographer will be accepted. To be eligible, all entries must be postmarked or received by July 31, 2016. Additional information and entry forms can be obtained by calling (631) 351-3099 or by going to the Town of Huntington's website at http://HuntingtonNY.gov Click on the “Parks and Recreation” tab, then “Cultural Affairs” and then click “Tulip Festival” and “Tulip Festival Photo Contest” for the 2016 Photo Contest Entry Form.